As of December 11, 2017 the Government of Nova Scotia launched an online e-bidding tool. This applies to specific* competitions for all Provincial departments, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre. Registration with Ariba Discovery is required to participate.

*This launch will not apply to procurements outside of the responsibility of the Department of Internal Services and will not impact anything currently sourced through Bid Express.  Over the next few months, there will be a combination of paper and electronic tender opportunities available to you.


Supplier Information and Registration

Supplier E-Bidding Guide


E-Bidding "How To" Modules



Introduction to E-Bidding

Learn what e-bidding is and what it means for you as a supplier

Registering with Ariba Discovery

Learn how to register with the SAP Ariba Discovery Centre

Locating Opportunities

Learn how to find e-bidding opportunities

Event Details

Learn about "events" and related functions

Responding to an Event

Learn what to expect when submitting an e-bid

Revising/Resubmitting Your Bid

Learn how to edit an event and submit changes

Event Messages

Learn how to use the Event Message Board to communicate

Additional Help Learn where to go for assistance

An overview of Selling to the Province of Nova Scotia and E-Bidding can be found in this pre-recorded webinar.

For answers to common questions regarding e-bidding, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.